Youth and Families


Stories, crafts, educational tours and interactive experiences highlight the fun and exciting learning opportunities available at the Colorado Railroad Museum!


10am-11am 3rd Tuesday Each Month

Join staff and volunteers at the Colorado Railroad Museum as they share some of their favorite children’s stories with a decidedly railroad theme followed by a fun make and take.

  • June 15 – Dinosaur Train by John Steven Gurney
  • July 20 – The Little Train by Lois Lenski
  • August 17 – Train Song by Diane Siebert
  • September 20 – Crack in the Track (Thomas & Friends)
  • October 19 – All Aboard the Spooky Express by Eric James
  • November 16 – Iron Horses by Verla Kay
  • December 21 – The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg

Recommended ages 4-6 years old. Included with general admission.

Story Time and Craft is also available online! Check out our awesome playlist of train themed children’s stories on our YouTube channel by clicking here! A new story is added the third Wednesday each month!


2022 Dates TBA
Included with Museum admission, optional rides available!

Your family is invited to join the Museum for a week of special hands-on activities focusing on the railroad’s role in settling Colorado.

Tuesday: Going West Special Activity – Manifest Destiny

Wednesday: Black on Track Special Activity – Music of Found Objects

Thursday: Laying Track & Creating Towns Special Activity – Great Big Map

Friday: Who Special Activity – Manifest Music

Admission: $10 Adults, $8 Seniors (ages 60+), $5 ages 2-17Museum Members, children under 2 and active military personnel are free.
Ride Tickets: $4 Adults (18+), $2 ages 2-17. Museum members and children under 2 are free.

Order Tickets Here

Grounds open 9am-5pm, Spring Break Activities operate 10am-2pm, trains rides available 10am-3pm.


This diorama shows a typical telegraph office that could be found at a train depot in the early 20th century. It comes with a working “sounder” encouraging visitors to decode and send messages coming over the wire.


Thursdays May 13, 2021 thru August 12, 2021

Spend Thursdays at the Colorado Railroad Museum this summer as we celebrate all things railroad! Each week, participants explore railroad related activities with historic characters and friends from our partner organizations. This summer’s theme focuses on going West by rail. Bring your kids, grandkids and friends to enjoy the story of railroads! Included with general admission.

Admission: $10 Adults, $5 Ages 2-17, $8 Seniors (ages 60+). Museum Members and Children under 2 are free.
Ride Tickets: $4 Adults (16+), $2 Ages 2-17. Museum members and ages under 2 are free on a ticketed adult’s lap.


2021 Dates TBA

Activities include:
Meet historic characters who worked for the railroad – like an engineer!
See a Pop-Up Exhibit featuring railroad art.
Explore some of the tools used on the railroad.
Write a story, send a message in code.
Identify the types of rocks and minerals used on the railroad.
Try your hand at Geocaching/Letterboxing.
Join the search for Spike, The Railroad Dog.
And of course, take a train ride!

Pre-Register by Monday, October 12, 2021 to receive a Badge & Certificate!

Register online at by clicking here.


Boy Scouts are invited to complete the Boy Scout Railroading Badge Activity Workbook. After completing the workbook contact your Badge Counselor.

Badge Counselors: Please contact the Museum by email to request a copy of the Counselor’s Key.


Come Hitch a Ride

15-acre railyard with over 100 locomotives is waiting for you to explore. 


17155 W. 44th Avenue
Golden, CO 80403

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Open Daily
9:00am – 5:00pm

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(800) 365-6263

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